Linebacker Lawrence Taylor has pleaded not guilty to an indictment that alleges him of having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
The former NFL star allegedly paid $300 to the girl for their encounter in May. Taylor pleaded not guilty through his lawyer to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.
Earlier, when a reporter asked outside court if he was guilty, Taylor responded,
Taylor was arrested May 6, after the girl’s uncle contacted New York City police. He is facing charges that can lock him up for four years with no bail.
A potential witness is a 23-year-old woman who told investigators that she heard the girl say,
“It was weird. … We didn’t even have sex.”